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Month June 2013

Student Loans Set to Increase July 1

Tags: Blog, Financial Aid, General, News, Parents, Students
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There are two new bills in Congress that affect student loans, with ramifications for parents as well as students who are using federally funded student loans to pay for college.   H.R. 1911, the Smarter Solutions for Students Act, sponsored by Rep. John Kline (Republican from MN), was passed by the House of June 3, 2013.  S.B 682, the Student Loan Fairness Act is still pending in the Senate.  Both Bills have implications regarding the rate of interest of students loans that are set to hike on July 1, 2013.  US News and World Report Education section offers an explanation of the new student loan proposals.

Transitioning from High School to College

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As graduating seniors head off to college this fall, they will receive all kinds of advice from well-meaning loved ones. Who should the new college freshman listen to? One of the best pieces of advice is offered from perfect strangers at the New York Times in an article entitled 7 Things Graduating Seniors Should Know About College, written by Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman.

Space Still Available for Fall of 2013

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The National Association of College Admissions Counseling [NACAC] keeps a running list of colleges and universities with spaces available for admission, for financial aid, and for housing for both freshmen and for transfer students.  This sight will be active through June 28 on the NACAC website.  This list, composed of approximately 72% private and 28% public institutions, is significantly lower that the number available last year and the lowest in the history of the survey.

New Program at DePaul Saves Students Time and Money

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DePaul University announces  new programs entitled the 3+4 Pathways programs in Pharmacy and Podiatric Medicine, which allow students to become practicing professionals a year earlier than usual.

These programs enable highly qualified and motivated students the opportunity to accelerate their pursuit of a career in health. Students in the 3+4 programs will spend three years of undergraduate study at DePaul. If accepted for early admission to Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, they complete their fourth year at Rosalind Franklin University while simultaneously beginning their graduate studies. Students will earn their bachelor’s degree from DePaul and their professional degree from Rosalind Franklin. Read More